Google Launches Sky Online

Google has just released a version of Google Sky that can be viewed in your browser, very similar to Google Maps.

The interface is very similar to Google Maps, but with some sky-based changes. The main change is that the tools which are normally “Map”, “Satellite” and “Terrain” have now become “Backyard Astronomy”, “Infrared”, “Microwave” and “Historical”. I think they’re pretty self-explanatory.

Enough talk — go check it out! Here are some screens if you just want a quick peek:

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Updates — A few other sites have more detailed reviews of this product:


  1. This looks like a nice tool for astronomy enthusiasts. And also, you can have fun looking at stars and galaxies for a while.


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